OLG announces partnership to increase diversity and representation

Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) is moving to foster Black representation and workplace diversity by partnering with Black Talent Initiative (BTI) to invest in the growth of Black professionals.

BTI is a volunteer-driven, social impact organization committed to delivering professional development, mentorship and community for Black talent seeking career advancement. Volunteers and partners across North America collaborate with BTI to create connections and career opportunities for Black talent through its community of established business professionals, resources and networks.

Through the partnership, OLG will post job opportunities on BTI’s network, creating a talent pipeline for OLG. Leaders at the crown corporation will also work with BTI to provide opportunities for mentoring and networking with Black professionals. In addition, OLG and BTI will work together to develop learning opportunities that benefit both OLG employees and BTI talent.

“We’re thrilled to be joining BTI in its mission to provide Black talent seeking career advancement with the professional development, mentorship, and community that creates career opportunities and inspires equitable, anti-racist workplaces of today and tomorrow,” said Tyjondah Kerr, OLG’s Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, in a news release. “At OLG, we celebrate our differences and know that our unique perspectives, backgrounds and orientations are what make OLG a great place to work. Through our partnership with BTI, we will further our commitment to create an environment where current and future Black OLGers can excel”.

“In our province’s history, few organizations can match the contribution that OLG has made to our communities,” said Mark Harrison, Founder, Black Talent Initiative. “Their focus on improving economic benefits for people is a perfect alignment with the outcomes the Black Talent Initiative is pursuing in earnest. I am honoured they are joining our movement.”


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